Thursday, 1 May 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: MJ Nightingale's "Afraid To Love (Secrets and Seduction)".

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour & Giveaway: MJ Nightingale's "Afraid To Love (Secrets and Seduction)".


Learning to trust again is the hardest thing to do. 

Ana Perrot is crazy. Crazy about sex, and pleasing her lovers. She is passionate and as fiery as her red hair. She eats men like air. She is also willing to submit to any man anywhere. But outside of the bedroom, Ana is an independent woman who lives her own life by her own rules. And, her biggest rule . . . she won’t do long term relationships. She refuses to fall in love . . . again. 

Teddy O’Rourke is an easy going, laid back Tampa bartender at one of the most popular clubs in town. All about family and enjoying life including all the women that throw themselves at his feet, he has no problems finding willing partners. His football player body, his personality, his warm hazel eyes all ooze sex appeal. He is the perfect package in every way for a woman like Ana, well for any woman really. An ex-cop, his instincts tell him Ana is one hell of a woman, but she is wounded and scarred by the past. What are her secrets? What will make her trust him? Why is she so afraid to love? 

A one night stand, that is full of surprises for Teddy, opens his eyes to new possibilities. A single man enjoying his freedom meets his match in the bedroom, and elsewhere. He sees a future with Ana, a counselor for troubled youth. But could she be persuaded to fall . . . and to trust again?

Blog Tour Review: Jo Rushton

Afraid to Love is a fun, sexy read that told the story of Ana and Teddy. Ana loved sex but for some reason was afraid of commitment and as such enjoyed flings without the strings attached. She was a sexy, confident and independent woman and I really liked her character.

"Men were good for only one thing in her opinion. Jaded was she? 
Most assuredly. She had been burned and so now she did the burning." 

Teddy was a hot bar tender who fancied Ana the moment she walked into his bar. A one night stand between the pair led to another... then another.... then another.. see where I am going with this? Teddy wanted more but Ana was going to take some persuading.

Things moved fast between this couple. When Ana and Teddy were together they were hot and exciting and they really knew how to spice things up in the bedroom! 

"I will do whatever you tell me to do in the bedroom. 
As long as you don't put either one of us in danger, I will be happy to fulfill your fantasies." 

"Shit Ana!, You sound like every guys wet dream!" 

As the story progressed it became clear that Ana was hiding her past from Teddy. Something was stopping her making the leap into a relationship. Would Ana eventually be able to open up to him?

I was a bit confused by Teddy. When he first met Ana I instantly liked him, he was fun and sexy but my opinion soon changed when he appeared to be very keen to move their relationship on after only a few days. I thought he was turning into a bit of a stalker! I was a little worried for Ana. If it was up to Teddy, I'm sure they would have been married after a week! My concerns for Ana were short lived though. Teddy turned out to be a really nice, caring guy and he was falling head over heels in love with Ana, his ideal woman.

"She was his fantasy. He knew he was falling hard for this woman. 
She was his match in every way, and he hoped he could make her see it. "

I did enjoy "Afraid To love" however it failed to capture me as much as I would have liked. There was no epilogue which disappointed me becauseI would loved to have found out what the future held for this couple. The story was written in third person style which I struggled with at times. Overall though I found the story to be a good one that left me with a smile on my face.
"Afraid To Love" gets 3.5 hearts from me!

About the author:

MJ Nightingale has spent over two decades teaching students how to write, and now she is doing it herself. Originally from Canada, she graduated from University with her Bachelor of Arts and then went on to get her Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education. 

Reading has been a part of her life since she was a child. She has been an avid lover of classical English and American literature, but romance has always held a special place in her heart. She devours historical romance novels all summer long, and any type of fiction; thrillers, crime, suspense, and drama. This is her second published book, and she has one more book, Afraid to Hope, coming out in in the summer of 2014. All three, Fire In His Eyes, Afraid to Love and Afraid to Hope, are erotic romance standalone novels and are part of her Secrets & Seduction Series. 

She is also working on a new series The Bounty Hunters for 2015.

She currently lives in Florida, where she continues to teach, with her wonderful husband of nine years, and her sons. She plans on pursuing her writing career full time very soon. 

**MJ Nightingale would love to hear from her readers. She can be reached at

And you can also visit her author page on Facebook at: to see what is coming next by MJ Nightingale.

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